I found a small tube of CoolerMaster Thermal Compound Kit that came with my Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler.can I use some of that? Or will I need the full amount for the cooler? It looks like roughly an inch of paste.
I just would prefer to not have to wait for the paste since I have everything else.
OMG no! That thermal compound is OK and you may use it. Please keep in mind that that one tube will last for about 15 computer builds!
All you need to use on one CPU/heatsink is a pea-sized drop of thermal compound. I shall post some videos that explain a few different methods of doing this.